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Re: •Re: Self-improvement and TMTOWTDI

by pdcawley (Hermit)
on Jan 24, 2003 at 21:53 UTC ( #229721=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Self-improvement and TMTOWTDI
in thread Self-improvement and TMTOWTDI

there are still things I recall from Icon and Smalltalk that have no good Perl representation yet. Maybe someday soon. {grin}
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Re: Re: Re: Self-improvement and TMTOWTDI
by merlyn (Sage) on Jan 24, 2003 at 23:08 UTC
    Nothing that isn't already in Perl6. {grin}

    From Icon: Generators. Co-routines. Structures-as-hash-keys.

    From Smalltalk: a true integrated development environment, like we had in 1980. {grin}

    -- Randal L. Schwartz, Perl hacker
    Be sure to read my standard disclaimer if this is a reply.

      The true IDE thing, please ghod, give it to me now. I think I can get an awful lot of what's needed to support a Smalltalk browser in Perl 5, but the introspection involved is, frankly painful. One of my fondest hopes for Perl 6 is that the Perl level introspection capabilities will be at least as powerful as perl 5's but with nicer interfaces.

        I second that.

        What would make me really happy is if perl6 would give us enough introspection abilities to make a perl refactoring browser that wasn't an insane hack of special cases.

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